Prince Harry ‘asserts individuality’ with own mental health job apart from Meghan Markle

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PRINCE HARRY is a long-term campaigner for mental health awareness and has been appointed Chief Impact Officer for Silicon Valley firm BetterUP. According to one royal commentator Harry’s first solo business venture “highlights his individuality” away from Meghan Markle.

On Tuesday it was announced Harry had been appointed Chief Impact Officer at coaching and mental health company BetterUp.

The Silicon Valley mental health company describes its mission as “Changing the world by bringing the power of transformation to people everywhere.

“We fuel whole person growth through individual coaching and custom support.”

Prince Harry has openly spoken about his own mental health struggles following the death of his mother Princess Diana in 1997. He and Meghan have made it clear that mental health awareness will be one of the focusses of their new non-profit organisation, Archewell.

Royal reporter and author Omid Scobie shared the news of Harry’s new appointment on Twitter.

He wrote: “New title for Prince Harry: Chief Impact Officer at coaching and mental health company @BetterUp.

“His role includes product strategy, public advocacy and more.

“The duke was already a fan of the firm’s app, which has coaches working with the likes of Hilton, Chevron, Salesforce.”

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Prince Harry: The new job will be Harry’s first solo business venture since moving to the USA (Image: Getty/CNBC)

According to one royal commentator, Harry’s new job aligns with his interests and helps him establish an individual career apart from Meghan.

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “When forging a career, areas of speciality are naturally likely to be amongst those which are chosen.

“Meghan, unsurprisingly, has chosen entertainment which has involved, with Harry, the deals with Netflix and Spotify and also the voice over for the Disney movie Elephants.

“Harry has spoken openly and frankly about how the tragic death of his mother and the intrusive glare of the media spotlight have harmed his mental health.”

Mr Fitzwilliams added: “As a business venture, he now has an executive role at BetterUp in Silicon Valley which offers services to ‘strengthen mental fitness’ by coaching.”

Mr Fitzwilliams claimed the Sussexes recent interview with Oprah Winfrey could prompt some to question the couple’s intentions.

The expert said: “After their recent interview on Oprah, there are those who will question Harry and Meghan’s intentions, especially since he said they only made the Netflix and Spotify business deals as they needed the money for security and they were ‘never part of the plan’.

“This, however, is his first solo business venture linked to an area in which he has helped many others.”

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are financially independent from the Royal Family (Image: GETTY)

Mr Fitzwilliams claimed the new role helps highlight Harry as a solo campaigner with his own interests and goals.

He said: “It highlights his individuality, which some believe has been diminished after his marriage and the drastic change which has occurred in his life.

“There are likely to be more commitments for both of them as their activities expand as the pandemic recedes.”

Meghan and Harry have been based in Montecito, California since last summer and are currently expecting their second child. 

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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